Chesapeake Bay Executive Order
Protection and Restoration

Reports & Documents

202(a) Water Quality Draft Report

September 10 2009

202(a) Define the next generation of tools and actions to restore water quality in the Chesapeake Bay and describe the changes to be made to regulations, programs, and policies to implement these actions (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency).

202(a) Water Quality Draft Report Executive Summary.pdf (128.20 kb)

202(a) Water Quality Draft Report.pdf (1.59 mb)

Media contact: Brendan Gilfillan, 202-564-2081, Gilfillan.brendan@epa.gov 

202(b) Targeting Resources Draft Report

September 10 2009

202(b) Target resources to better protect the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary waters, including resources under the Food Security Act of 1985 as amended, the Clean Water Act, and other laws (U.S. Department of Agriculture).

202(b) Targeting Resources Draft Report Executive Summary.pdf (29.41 kb)

202(b) Targeting Resources Draft Report.pdf (1.99 mb)

Media Contact: Caleb Weaver, 202-720-4623, caleb.weaver@oc.usda.gov

202(c) Federal Stormwater Management Draft Report

September 10 2009

202 (c) Strengthen storm water management practices at Federal facilities and on Federal lands within the Chesapeake Bay watershed and develop storm water best practices guidance (U.S. Department of Defense).

202(c) Federal Stormwater Draft Report Executive Summary.pdf (19.88 kb)

202(c) Federal Stormwater Draft Report.pdf (1.06 mb)

Media contact: Rob Baarson, 703-693-1785, Robert.baarson@navy.mil

202(d) Climate Change Draft Reports

September 10 2009

202(d) Assess the impacts of a changing climate on the Chesapeake Bay and develop a strategy for adapting natural resource programs and public infrastructure to the impacts of a changing climate on water quality and living resources of the Chesapeake Bay watershed (U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Interior).

202(d) Climate Change Draft Report Executive Summary.pdf (24.75 kb)

202(d) Climate Change Draft Report.pdf (1.53 mb)

Media contact: Kim Couranz, 410-267-5673, kim.couranz@noaa.gov 

202(e) Access & Landscapes Draft Report

September 10 2009

202(e) Expand public access to waters and open spaces of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries from Federal lands and conserve landscapes and ecosystems of the Chesapeake Bay watershed (U.S. Department of Interior).

202(e) Access & Landscapes Draft Report Executive Summary.pdf (270.42 kb)

202(e) Access & Landscapes Draft Report.pdf (1.65 mb)

Media contact: Kathy Kupper, 202-208-4990, Kathy_Kupper@nps.gov

202(f) Scientific Support Draft Report

September 10 2009

202(f) Strengthen scientific support for decisionmaking to restore the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed, including expanded environmental research and monitoring and observing systems (U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Interior).

202(f) Scientific Support Draft Report Executive Summary.pdf (83.82 kb)

202(f) Scientific Support Draft Report.pdf (999.79 kb)

Media contact: Kim Couranz, 410-267-5673, kim.couranz@noaa.gov, Anne-Berry Wade, 703-648-4483, abwade@usgs.gov

202(g) Habitat & Living Resources Draft Report

September 10 2009

202(g) Develop focused and coordinated habitat and research activities that protect and restore living resources and water quality of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed (U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Interior).

202(g) Habitat & Living Resources Draft Report Executive Summary.pdf (76.69 kb)

202(g) Habitat & Living Resources Draft Report.pdf (714.51 kb)

Media contact: Kyla Hastie, 413-253-8325, kyla_hastie@fws.gov, Kim Couranz, 410-267-5673, kim.couranz@noaa.gov

Executive Order on Chesapeake Bay Protection and Restoration

August 07 2009

On May 12, 2009, President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order that recognizes the Chesapeake Bay as a national treasure and calls on the federal government to lead a renewed effort to restore and protect the nation's largest estuary and its watershed.

Download the Executive Order below:

Chesapeake Executive Order.pdf (37.50 kb)

Draft Chesapeake Bay TMDL

September 24 2008

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Executive Summary - Draft Chesapeake Bay TMDL.pdf (144.08 kb)

 

DRAFT CHESAPEAKE BAY TMDL DOCUMENT

Draft Chesapeake Bay TMDL Sections 1-3.pdf (3.08 mb)

Draft Chesapeake Bay TMDL Section 4.pdf (2.42 mb)

Draft Chesapeake Bay TMDL Section 5.pdf (2.64 mb)

Draft Chesapeake Bay TMDL Section 6.pdf (1.55 mb)

Draft Chesapeake Bay TMDL Section 7.pdf (299.37 kb)

Draft Chesapeake Bay TMDL Section 8.pdf (524.11 kb

Draft Chesapeake Bay TMDL Section 9.pdf (2.08 mb)

Draft Chesapeake Bay TMDL Sections 10-14.pdf (557.26 kb)

 

APPENDICES

Appendix A Chesapeake Bay TMDL Contributors.pdf (263.48 kb)

Appendix B Index of Documents Supporting the Chesapeake Bay TMDL.pdf (88.91 kb)

Appendix C CBP Committee Meetings.pdf (136.57 kb)

Appendix D DO Criterion Evaluation.pdf (66.80 kb)

Appendix E Climate Change.pdf (138.95 kb)

Appendix F Hydrologic Period.pdf (274.41 kb)

Appendix G Critical Period Analysis.pdf (452.07 kb)

Appendix H Criteria Assessment Using Model Outputs.pdf (205.49 kb)

Appendix I Reduced Sensitivity to Load Reductions.pdf (227.42 kb)

Appendix J Scenarios.pdf (522.27 kb)

Appendix K Relating Relative Impact to Needed Controls.pdf (185.53 kb)

Appendix L Atmos N Deposition Allocations.pdf (1.29 mb)

Appendix M Attainment Assessment Results.pdf (121.49 kb)

Appendix M1 DO Stoplight Appendix.pdf (120.04 kb)

Appendix M2 CL Stoplight Appendix.pdf (51.14 kb)

Appendix M3 SAV Clarity.pdf (69.91 kb)

Appendix M4 2008 303d Baywide Listings.pdf (341.76 kb)

Appendix N1 DO Segment Resolution.pdf (1.19 mb)

Appendix N2 SAV Clarity Segment Resolution.pdf (613.98 kb)

Appendix O Chla Based Nutrient Allocations For James River.pdf (424.46 kb)

Appendix P SAV Coverage 1971-2009.pdf (54.54 kb)

Appendix Q Detailed Annual Bay TMDL WLAs and LAs.pdf (103.57 kb)

Appendix Q1 Proposed WQS Annual Loads.pdf (503.68 kb)

Appendix Q2 Full Backstop Annual Loads.pdf (482.87 kb)

Appendix R Detailed Daily Bay TMDL WLAs and LAs.pdf (101.58 kb)

Appendix R Proposed WQS Daily Loads.pdf (406.66 kb) 

Appendix S Offsets.pdf (156.70 kb)

Appendix T Susquehanna Dams.pdf (286.13 kb)

Appendix U Filter Feeders.pdf (201.48 kb)

Appendix V Stakeholder Meetings.pdf (300.45 kb)